What Sparks Joy?

In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 94:19 KJV



What Sparks Joy?

A devotional thought for October 4th through the 10th 


What is it that sparks joy for you?  I mean true JOY.  A delight beyond measure.  Many people come up with a variety of things that spark joy for them.  For me there are many things.  I find great joy in nature.  Seeing all the many splendid things God has created.  Nature holds so much beauty, so much detail, and so much splendor in just how awesome it all works together and delights.

The one thing about nature that brings me joy the most is it's reminder of the Creator, God.  When I am anxious, worried, troubled, going through all of life's trials, I find that going out for a walk in God's nature soothes me.  Brings me peace.  The reminder of God and his love that surrounds me fills me with joy.

I find myself more and more feeling God's peace and assurance.  Even when things are difficult, I remind myself that God is in control.  The situation may not turn out the way I think it should, but God knows best.  God always has a plan and purpose.  God wants us to grow through our trials.  Grow towards Him.

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

James 1:2-3 NKJV

It may not seem like there will ever be a bright light through the troubles and trials of life, but there is.  It is important to remember that God will always be with us through it all.  God has a purpose.  God has a plan.  We don't always see it but it is there.  It is either to bless you in some way, or to bless someone else in some way.  

Ultimately, always remember that things in this world, all our troubles and trials, are only temporary.  Beyond this world is the everlasting peace and love of and with our Lord.  The peace and love that God has in store for us beyond this life sparks my joy beyond measure!

So what sparks your joy?  What are your thoughts?  I hope you share them!


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